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PRSB launches data standards service for health and social care

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The Professional Record Standards Body (PRSB) has launched a service to help health and social care providers accelerate the switch to digital shared care records. 

It said it will support them in adopting and conforming with the relevant standards, building upon the existing Standards Partnership Scheme established for systems suppliers.

PRSB, a membership organisation that creates data standards for health and social care, said the scheme is aimed at giving providers an in-depth understanding of standards and interoperability, and the key requirements for successful implementation.

It will involve the award of a Quality Mark, gained through independent assessment, to demonstrate conformance with PRSB standards.

Lee Rickles, Yorkshire and Humber Care Record programme director and CIO Network advisory board member, said: “PRSB standards are the glue that links technology to governance and operations.

“Conforming to standards shows your competence and capability. It also helps ensure that your system meets necessary requirements. Providers should view attainment of the Quality Mark in the same way as securing something like the Cyber Essentials badge.”

Maureen Baker MBE, PRSB chair, added: “Using information standards is key to delivering effective, personalised care. Thanks to PRSB’s Standards Partnership Scheme, health and social care providers can play a pivotal role in supporting their widespread use and implementation, and share best practice, while helping accelerate progress towards more integrated care and interoperability.”

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